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Ever wonder what's going on with your former classmates? Welcome to Class Notes online where you can stay abreast of the latest professional activities and other important milestones in your classmates' lives. Visit often, as we are frequently updating the site, with information compiled from alumni, including news published in local and national media.

Herbert Block was reappointed by President Obama as a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, an independent federal agency established to help preserve cultural sites in Eastern and Central Europe associated with the heritage of U.S. citizens. Block is the principal at Montrose Strategies, a consulting firm that works with non-profits and international Jewish organizations on a variety of projects. (3/1/2017)

Marc Block joined Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly as a partner in the firm’s New York City office, specializing in commercial, securities, intellectual property, and real estate litigation. He also serves as a designated Neutral with the United Nations’ World Intellectual property Organization, Arbitration and Mediation Center. His article, “The Benefits of Alternate Dispute Resolution for International Commercial and Intellectual Property Matters,” 44 Rutgers L. Rec. 1 (2016), was recently published in Rutgers Law Review. (7/18/2016)

Colleen L. Caden, partner and chair of the immigration law group at Pryor Cashman, recently co-authored an article, “How Will a Divorce Impact a Client’s Immigration Status?” for New York Law Journal. Dina (Kleyman) Weinstein ’12, associate at Pryor Cashman, assisted with the preparation of the article. Caden also serves as a member of the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors. (11/29/2016)

Margaret G. Foley, formerly of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, joined Snell & Wilmer as an attorney in the firm’s Las Vegas office. She focuses her practice in commercial litigation. She serves as chair of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee. (9/9/2016)

Laurie A. Grasso, partner at Hunton & Williams, was featured in a Q&A with Commercial Observer (January 4, 2017), discussing how a tightening debt market made her an expert in the structuring of preferred equity investments. Her practice focuses on representing real estate private equity funds, companies, investors, and other property owners in structuring and closing real estate transactions. (3/1/2017)

Kim Petersen was appointed as interim civil judge by Mayor de Blasio in December 2016 and has been assigned to Brooklyn Criminal Court. She previously served as the bureau chief of criminal court of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office. (3/1/2017)

Jose Saladin joined Montgomery McCracken as an associate in the firm’s New York City office. He concentrates his practice on commercial and real estate litigation, with an emphasis on cooperative, condominium, and landlord-tenant litigation. (8/29/2016)

Steven B. Smith joined JND Corporate Restructuring as senior consultant. The company provides technology-driven claims and noticing services to companies undergoing corporate bankruptcy. Smith previously served as bankruptcy counsel in the New York office of Blank Rome LLP. (3/1/2017)

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